RGD Ontario announces 2011 Student Awards recipients

21 July 2011
Toronto (Canada) - The Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario (RGD) recently announced the recipients of their 2011 Student Awards. Selected by a jury of 35 award-winning creative professionals from the province of Ontario, sixteen $1000 Awards, sponsored by industry leaders, were distributed in recognition of the recipients' outstanding achievements in all areas of graphic design.

Toronto (Canada) - The Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario (RGD) recently announced the recipients of their 2011 Student Awards. Selected by a jury of 35 award-winning creative professionals from the province of Ontario, sixteen $1000 Awards, sponsored by industry leaders, were distributed in recognition of the recipients' outstanding achievements in all areas of graphic design.

Award recipients will also have their work profiled in Applied Arts Magazine, as well as on a new RGD website being created to highlight all past work, set to launch at DesignThinkers 2011 running 2-3 November.

Selected Entries

Awards of Excellence

  • TTC Award for Northern Ontario
    Kathryn Manley, Sault College, Sault Ste. Marie
  • 50 Carleton Award for Northern Ontario
    Kassandre Jolin, Cambrian College, Sudbury
  • Taxi Canada Award for GTA
    Man Wai Wong, York/Sheridan, Toronto
  • Oxygen Design Agency Award for GTA
    Yvonne Ho, York/Sheridan, Toronto
  • McMillan Award for Eastern Ontario
    Beth Chapleau, Durham College, Oshawa
  • Quarry Communications Award for Western Ontario
    Bill Watterson, Conestoga College, Kitchener
  • Hagon Design Award for Western Ontario
    Erin McGuire, Conestoga College, Kitchener

Awards of Speciality

  • Akran Marketing Award for Book Design
    Bailey Fort, George Brown College, Toronto
  • Applied Arts Award for Editorial
    Bill Watterson, Conestoga College, Kitchener
  • CTV Award for Motion Graphics
    Man Wai Wong, York/Sheridan, Toronto
  • Entro Communications Award for Information Design
    Yvonne Ho, York/Sheridan, Toronto
  • Lucidia Award for Web Design
    Rob Wootten, Evan Dinsmore, Amy Lin, Fran Brand, Lina Spakovskiene and Xingtao Zhu. York/Sheridan, Toronto
  • Pylon Award for Print
    Stephanie Po, York/Sheridan, Toronto
  • q30 design Award for Branding
    Yvonne Ho, York/Sheridan, Toronto
  • Shikatani Lacroix Award for Packaging
    Christina Lo, York/Sheridan, Toronto
  • Zync Award for Typography
    Farah Tamachi, York/Sheridan, Toronto

Honourable Mentions

Sam Baynham, Algonquin; Franziska Brand, York/Sheridan; Patrick Dias, George Brown; Elaine Fok, York/Sheridan (2); Bailey Fort, George Brown; Terra Gillespie, Humber; Nathan Goddard, Algonquin; Deanna Hall, Durham; Shawn Hamilton, Cambrian; Ashley Hazelwood, Georgian; Yvonne Ho, York/Sheridan; Olivia Klugh, York/Sheridan; Tara Krystompol, George Brown; Aislin Lackie, Durham (2); Myung Yun Lee, York/Sheridan; Brenda Little, George Brown; Christina Lo, York/Sheridan; Jen Masters, George Brown; Kent Oliver, Durham; Miriam Olzsewski, OCAD; Brendan Pinkofsky, Humber; Stephanie Po, York/Sheridan; Jennifer Real, Durham; Pawel Rokicki, Conestoga (2); Farah Tamachi, York/Sheridan; Suhyeon Um, York Sheridan; Joelle Wall, George Brown; Sean Willson, Conestoga; Man Wai Wong, York/Sheridan (2).

Judges

  • Jeff Anton, Art Director, Quarry Integrated Communications
  • Adam Antoszek-Rallo R.G.D., Owner, Catalyst Workshop Inc.
  • Chris Armstrong R.G.D., Design Director, Interbrand Canada
  • Luc Bergeron R.G.D., Senior Graphic Designer, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
  • Clare Brennan R.G.D., Creative Director, Fifty Strategy + Creative
  • Christian Castel R.G.D., President/Creative Director, Tango Media Group
  • Wade Convay, Creative Director R/GA
  • Dave Cooper R.G.D., Creative Director, ttc Creative Communication
  • Joseph D'Agostino, R.G.D., Associate Art Director, Lucidia Ltd.
  • Claire Dawson R.G.D., Partner/Creative Director, Underline Studio
  • Brian Dodo R.G.D., Principal/Creative Director, BM Dodo Strategic Design
  • Vanessa Eckstein R.G.D., Founder, Blok Design
  • Shelley Gainer R.G.D., Director, Creative and Branding, Shopper's Drug Mart Head Office
  • Russell Gibbs R.G.D., Design Director, Parcel Design
  • Ben Hagon R.G.D., Principal, Hagon Design
  • Paddy Harrington R.G.D., Executive Creative DIrector, Bruce Mau Design
  • Kevin Hoch R.G.D., Partner, Pylon Design Inc.
  • James Hubbard, Director, On-Air Design, CTV
  • Liora Jacobson, Senior Designer, Bhandari & Plater
  • Tony Jurgilas R.G.D., Design Director, 50 Carleton & Associates
  • JP Lacroix R.G.D., President, Shikatani Lacroix Brandesign Inc.
  • Wayne McCutcheon R.G.D., Communications Partner, ENTRO, President, SEDG
  • Phil Mondor R.G.D., President and Creative Director, Mondor Design Associates
  • Stephane Monnet, Founder and Creative Director, Monnet Design
  • Noel Nanton R.G.D., Principal/Creative Director, typotherapy + design inc.
  • Adrian Norris, Creative Director, Digital Media at the Globe and Mail
  • Barry Quinn R.G.D., Creative Director, Juniper Park
  • Karen Satok R.G.D., Principal, Sputnik Design Partners Inc.
  • Peter Scott R.G.D., Principal, q30 Design Inc.
  • Karl Thomson R.G.D., Creative Director, Compass 360
  • Rawb Thring, Senior Art Director, Quarry Integrated Communications
  • Stussy Tschudin R.G.D., Managing Partner, Forge Media and Design
  • Alex Wigington R.G.D., Principal, Oxygen Design Agency
  • James Wilson R.G.D., Founder/Principal, Overdrive Design
  • Marko Zonta R.G.D., Principal/Creative Director, Zync Communications Inc.

Background

To date, RGD Ontario has distributed more than $130,000 in cash awards to graphic design students in recognition of their outstanding achievements.

RGD Ontario's Student Awards program brings industry professionals together with emerging designers to promote excellence and encourage the next generation of design professionals to the highest levels of creativity, innovation and conceptualisation.


For more information, please contact:

Gabriel Gosselin
Communications Manager
T: +1 514 448 4949 x 234
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About RGD Ontario

RGD Ontario was created by an Act (Bill Pr56) of the Ontario Legislature in 1996 to grant graphic designers who qualify the right to use the designation Registered Graphic Designer (R.G.D.). RGD Ontario is the only graphic design association in North America to have this kind of legislation.